People dusting for fingerprints as part of an exerciseCitizen's Police Academy

The role of the police has always been an interest to the average citizen. The television media has capitalized upon this curiosity with shows such as "Cops", "America's Most Wanted", and "Stories of the Highway Patrol". Each week, real police action is broadcast into the living rooms of millions of Americans. Numerous police agencies have also benefited from the curiosity that citizens have about the police. These agencies have formed Citizen Police Academy programs that create an expansion of their community-based efforts. These programs are intended to open the lines of communication between the Community and the Police Department. Generally, the relationship between the police and the citizen is one of "love/hate". To the citizen, it may frequently appear that the police are not doing their job or are exceeding their boundaries. By allowing citizens a firsthand look at what rules, regulations, and policies the police follow, some of the misunderstanding may be alleviated. The objective of the Citizen Police Academy is not to train an individual to be a "Reserve Police Officer" but to produce informed citizens. The citizens and police officers meet each other face to face in a neutral, friendly setting and each becomes a person to the other. In the past, citizens have simply seen a uniform, now they have an understanding of the person behind the badge.

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National Night Out

Neighborhood Watch

Traffic Tamers

The Traffic Tamers program is a neighborhood-based volunteer program with the aim of reducing vehicle speeds and educating the public. This program is conducted only in residential areas. The volunteers gather information and then turn that information over to the Hudson Police Department Speed Watch Program Coordinator for follow up. For more information, please call 715-386-4771, ext. 221.

St. Croix County Medication Disposal Program


St Croix County residents are encouraged to bring expired, unwanted or unused medications to collection locations throughout the county for proper disposal. The St Croix County Sheriff's Department in coordination with ten local police departments will accept old or unneeded prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.

This program is anonymous and there is no cost to drop off medications.

Participants must place unwanted medications into plastic zip-top bags.

Accepted items include prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, medicated liquids, inhalers, sprays, and pet medications. Liquids, creams, gels, etc. can remain in their original container; remove name or label and place in a zip-top plastic bag.

The program will not accept sharps, oxygen tanks, nebulizers, radioactive cancer medications or mercury thermometers.

Collection locations and hours are:

  • Baldwin Police Department, 400 Cedar Street, M-F 8-4
  • Glenwood City Police Department, 113 West Oak Street, M-F 8-4:30
  • Hammond Police Department, 455 Davis Street, M-F 8-4:30
  • Hudson Police Department, 101 Vine Street, M-F 7:30-4:30
  • North Hudson Police Department, 400 7th Street N, M-F 8-4:30
  • New Richmond Police Department, 1443 Campus Drive, M-F 8-4:30
  • River Falls Police Department, 125 East Elm Street, M-F 9:00-4:30
  • Village of Roberts Police Department, 107 East Maple Street, M-F 8-3
  • Somerset Police Department,110 Spring Street, M-F 8:30-4:30
  • Woodville Police Department, 102 S Main Street, M-F 8-4
  • St Croix County Sheriff's Department, 1101 Carmichael Road, 24/7

If you have medications you no longer need or want, this is a great opportunity to safely dispose of them. Proper disposal of medication keeps potential contaminants out of our water supply, and keep drugs that can be misused away from those who would abuse them.

For additional information, contact the St Croix County Sheriff's Department at 715.381.4320.

Homeland Security Investigations Victim Notification Program 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.
This link is a universal resource locator for the HSI Victim Notification Program to be transferred to a number of valuable victim services programs provided by ICE.